The marvelous prophetic promise in Isaiah 7:14 is one of the most beloved Scripture passages when it comes to celebrating the birth of Christ. But do we truly understand its background or the depths of its meaning? This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Dr. John Whitcomb will delve into this background—exploring events that establish the context for this vital prophecy. Isaiah was “the prince of the Old Testament writing prophets,” who ministered in Judah in the eighth and seventh centuries before Christ. We will see how he also spoke about the northern 10 tribes of Israel, and how his ministry related to that of the prophet Jonah, a spiritual leader in the previous generation. Whitcomb Ministries shares this Christmas series with thanks to Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, where Dr. Whitcomb first presented it. Host Wayne Shepherd also reminds us how this message illustrates that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end.